Matt Reid | Senior Software Developer

Matthew Reid is a software developer and web developer, specialising in Java and JVM, Js and web frameworks. He has a passion for entrepreneurship, company culture and making the world a better place.

Elasticsearch is a distributed, scalable nosql search server built on lucene. It can use plugins(rivers) to hook into changes made on other databases such ascouchdb. 

I was recently importing data from various sources, some of which had some non-standard (unicode) characters. In particular I wanted a way to remove the accents from french letters from á to a  

Just a quick tip for finding a folder in linux. Replace mongo with the name of the folder you are searching for:  

Recently I have been getting the error “application not installed” when trying to install apps to my sd card. This is just a quick post to share my solution to the problem.

I couldn’t find a simple, complete example of a spring social application online so I decided to post my own. The resulting app is available on google code and is an example of authenticating a user with Facebook, although a similar approach is applied to Twitter/Linkedin etc.